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ERIC Number: ED109234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
Suggested Procedures for Developing an Efficient Testing Program.
Morrison, Max E.
Specifying the purpose and uses to be made of a test prior to administration is of paramount importance when one considers the time administrators and teachers spend on selecting, developing, administering and scoring tests and the amount of student time required to complete the tests. Determination of how test results will be used should be made prior to test development or selection. Possible questions needing answers may include: Is the purpose of the test to provide justification for a grade? Will the data be useful in diagnosing pupil strengths and weaknesses? How do the results from this test compare with those in other areas? Why do some pupils perform less well in one area than in others? Are these results acceptable or can something be done to improve future performance? Will the results aid in identifying pupils with special problems? Answers to the above questions may raise additional concerns for the test administrator and he may have to look to other information sources or devise other means to obtain relevant data on student performance. Before any formal testing gets underway, all available information on file should be reviewed to determine if additional data is necessary. To justify the test, it must be ascertained that more precise information is needed and that the data derived from the test will add something of significance to what is already known. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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